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Student Affairs and Academic Support

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Student Life

The Department of Student Life serves as the catalyst for student involvement through programs and services that enhance leadership development, diversity and inclusion, community engagement, and personal wellness. We seek to provide opportunities for every student to define a unique involvement story, cultivating a strong connection to the University of South Carolina.

Our Offices

Getting involved at Carolina is essential for success. Research suggests that students who are involved in student organizations and campus activities make higher grades and have a better college experience. Through Student Life programming, students will discover their passion and strengths, feel more connected to campus and gain important leadership experience to help them find internships and jobs. Most importantly, they will make friends and have fun!

Campus Recreation

Offers aquatics, club sports, group exercise, intramurals, outdoor recreation and strength and conditioning in world-class facilities and beautiful spaces.
Phone: 803-576-9375

Fraternity and Sorority Life

Provides support, guidance and mentorship for the 41 Greek organizations and their 5,000 members.
Phone: 803-777-3506

Leadership and Service Center

Offers coaching, workshops, programs and other opportunities to help student develop their leadership skills and create positive change in their communities.
Phone: 803-777-7130

Multicultural Student Affairs

Supports an inclusive campus environment by providing educational and social programs and supporting and advocating for historically underrepresented student populations.
Phone: 803-777-7716

Off-Campus Living and Neighborhood Relations

Helps students transition to and thrive in off-campus residences and understand the rights and responsibilities of residing in Columbia.
: 803-777-3366

Parent and Family Programs

Serves as the central resource for parents and families of Carolina students, Parent and Family Programs offers informative communications, including a monthly newsletter, and coordinates the annual Family Weekend.
Phone: 800-868-6752 toll free

Russell House University Union

Serves as the center of student activity at UofSC and houses Carolina Productions, Carolina After Dark and the Leadership and Service Center, as well as classroom, meeting, dining and retail space.
Phone: 803-777-3196

Student Athletic Tickets

Manages student ticket distribution for Gamecock football, basketball and baseball.
Phone: 803-777-6102

Student Government

Works closely with university administration, faculty and staff to represent the interests of students, preserve and protect traditions, and support students and student organizations in their academic and community endeavors.
Phone: 803-777-2654

Graduate Student Association

Student Media

Provides opportunities for students to get hands-on experience in print, broadcast and online media; advertising sales; and graphic design through The Daily Gamecock newspaper, Garnet & Black magazine, SGTV and WUSC-FM.
: 803-777-3888




Our Central Staff

Staff in the Office of the Associate Vice President for Student Life oversee and support the department's assessment, communications, finance, human resources and other central functions.

Student Life Central Staff

Anna Edwards

Title: Associate Vice President for Student Life
Phone: 803-777-5782

Hilary Dyer Brannon

Title: Communication and Events Director
Phone: 803-777-5937

Megan Colascione

Title: Interim Assessment Director and Assistant to the Associate Vice President
Phone: 803-777-6688

Nancy Derrick

Title: Director of Finance and Personnel
Phone: 803-777-3015

Aubrey K. Jenkins

Title: Web Developer
Phone: 803-777-3710

Sammie Johnston

Title: Talent Manager
Phone: 803-777-9073

Tecola Jones

Title: Billing Coordinator
Phone: 803-777-3506

Skylar Pritchard

Title: Coordinator of Communication and Engagement
Phone: 803-777-5780

Mohamed Soluiman

Title: Assistant Director of Finance
Phone: 803-777-5932

Kathryn Taylor

Title: Administrative Coordinator
Phone: 803-777-5782